“Writing? Anyone can be a writer,” a friend of mine recently said during a conversation. “True,” I replied, “but not everyone is a good writer!”
In today’s world, anyone can write a book and become a “published author” on Amazon. Sadly, many of these books are poorly written with seemingly little or no editing. The writer is a “published author,” but didn’t spend the money on editing their book into something that sells.
Even in a Twitter and Social Media age, good writing is still valued. Whether you’re a business person or author, professional writing and editing need to be at the top of your “must have” list if you hope to succeed. This is true whether you need a blog to promote your business or help with your novel is that good writing is time-consuming and demanding. But businesses know it’s a must to keep in touch with current clients and customers with the latest information. Good communication brings in new business through referrals and positive feedback about your business, but a poorly written media post, article or flier (with misspelled words) damages your credibility and drives customers away.
There’s more to writing than just writing. As a prospective or current author, you need a fresh set of eyes on your manuscript in the form of an editor. Or, maybe you have a lot of ideas but have trouble organizing them into a narrative that captures the attention of the reader. A good editor or writing coach can help flush those ideas out and develop your story.
The gift God has given me is to help you with those writing and editing projects by utilizing my 30 years of media experience, whether you’re a business person or an author. Together, we’ll bring your story to life through a weekly blog or in your book, effectively communicating with your clients, prospects or potential readers.
My specialties are writing and editing articles, blogs, business or feature articles as well as Editing book manuscripts, articles and lengthy documents (such as white papers). I assist with copy editing and proofreading and serve as a Ghostwriter for your blog, article or book.
Recently I’ve begun utilizing my extensive radio experience to help clients turn their published books into audiobooks. I’m a certified ACX (Amazon) narrator and producer and have worked on several audiobook projects for authors, helping get their projects on Amazon.
In today’s world, it’s vital that you have a platform and an up-to-date and “All-Star” LinkedIn profile helps you grow your business and widen your platform. I’ll teach you how to attract more clients via LinkedIn and give you a consistent and viable online presence and grow your business.
Past and current clients include Top Dog Social Media, Adam Colwell’s Writeworks, the Vision Group and the Deer Valley Times. I’ve also worked with more than a dozen authors as either their ghostwriter or editor and currently ghostwrite a weekly blog for a significant business client and am editing several book manuscripts and narrating and producing an audiobook.
Contact me today and let’s talk about Bringing Your Story to Life! If you’re looking for quality, professional writing or editing that’s on time and at a reasonable rate, choose Ficere Writing Solutions. As the name says, I provide solutions for all your writing and editing challenges, audiobook needs and much more.
As an entrepreneur who has time to do everything in one’s business? Content marketing is essential but time-consuming. Every time I need to outsource this time-consuming task, I contact Dave. He does extensive research on the topics he writes about and always produces high-quality content. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dave’s writing services.
I met Dave years ago through a friend. At the time, I did not have a need for his services. But when I left my job and struck out on my own I realized I needed help marketing myself. With Dave’s experience and expertise, my LinkedIn account is being seen by the right people. I’m getting more than double the views. And working with Dave has been a pleasure. He quickly saw that I was a person that worked better with specific deadlines and he was able to set up an action plan to suit my work style. I’m looking forward to working with Dave on bigger projects in the future and would highly recommend him for any writing projects, from social media to that book you have always wanted to write.
“Dave is an editor’s dream in the following ways – he listens well, has a firm grasp of an assignment, communicates efficiently, provides status updates, meets deadlines, and makes a good impression with his sources. Hire this guy. He gets the job done and everyone he meets seems to like him very much.”
“I used Dave to write a story for my newsletter. He was required to interview two subjects who were the focus of the story. He was most professional in his interviewing style, wrote a great piece, performed in a timely fashion and on budget. I am very impressed with him.”
“I wanted Dave to be a part of my writing team because I knew I would be receiving excellence – from his accurate, concise and engaging writing, to his attention to detail on the assignments and almost fanatical dedication to meeting deadlines. I also knew I would be gaining a partner in the process that would hone my skills as an editor and project manager for my clients. Dave is a consummate professional who will get the job done right and with the utmost integrity.”
“Dave’s attention to detail and his ability to self-manage exceeds expectations. He is able to handle a large workload with short deadlines with ease. He also works well in a team-oriented environment and helps others complete projects while also handling his own. Dave is easy and fun to work with and I am glad to recommend him for any assignment you may have.”
“Dave is a sharp writer and newsman. I had the pleasure of working with him at Westwood One Metro Networks, where he often wrote at the national news desk during a demanding morning drive shift. Dave is able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. He’s an exceptional editor with solid news sense. He’s also a lot of fun to work with and we had a good friendship. I’d love to work with him again in any capacity.”
Dave is an excellent writer. I have seen articles written by him in such newspapers as the local Deer Valley paper and personally, I have used him to revise my Linked In Profile. I would not hesitate to use him for any and all of my writing needs.
I've worked with Dave for years, hiring him to proofread and copyedit regional travel publications at the last stage of the publishing process. I rely on Dave to catch those last few, and often-missed, errors. Not only is Dave a quick, efficient, and exacting editor, he's also highly reliable and dependable.
As someone interested in music, I immediately began talking into the machine, thus “creating” my own radio station. So began an obsession that turned into a vocation, starting with my first radio job in college. That part-time weekend job opened the door to a career as a disc jockey, news and traffic announcer and operations manager. Looking back with satisfaction at an accomplished radio career, I realized that throughout that journey from radio to writing, I was constantly writing and editing.
My goal is to provide your business or non-profit organization with specialized content that is compatible with your organization’s messaging and purpose. I tailor that content to your clients or constituents to give them a clearer understanding of your organization’s mission or goal.
I invite you to learn more about Ficere Writing Solutions and all I offer you. I’m confident that I can enhance your communication to your clients or constituents while helping you meet their ever-growing needs more effectively. Simply put, my goal is to serve you in a professional and cost-effective manner.
– Dave –